Title: Below the Border Summary: A gang of rustlers blackmails young Joe Collins into helping them, Sandy poses undercover as a janitor in the leader's saloon, and Buck impersonates a well-known crooked fence. Directed by: Howard Bretherton Actors: Buck Jones, Tim McCoy, Raymond Hatton Production Company: Great Western Pictures Release Date: 30 January 1942 (USA) Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
Scully has forced Joe Collins who works on the Garcia ranch to give him information so his men can steal the family jewels. But the Rough Riders are on the job. Buck poses as a wanted outlaw to get into the gang, Tim as a cattle buyer, and Sandy is collecting information as the saloon janitor. As usual they pretend not to know each other.
December 25, 2019 Subject:
The Rough Riders - Solve Another Problem
Buck Jones, Tim McCoy and Raymond Hatton are again Marshals asked to come out of retirement to solve a tough problem. This is my second Rough Riders film, and it is evident they use the same ply in every film - the start off as strangers - pieces in the puzzle - that eventually come together to triumph over the bad guys. The plot involves a gang on the U.S. side of the border who steal cattle and horses and drive them into Mexico. however, here they're on to something big - a fortune in jewels being transported back to Mexico by a beautiful young lady - and somehow the crooks have found out about this and pull off the robbery. The villains are all staples of the B western bad guy actors pool and know their stuff: Roy Barcroft is the leader with Charles King and Bud Osborne as his henchmen. Lovely Linda Brent provides the obligatory feminine presence here. According to IMDb, between 1939-64 she appeared in 31 films/TV shows and was credited in 11 of them. Born in Shanghai, she was voted (by who isn't stated) "the prettiest white girl in Shanghai." A typical B western.